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Super Grub Disk 1.98

 Super Grub Disk will help you restore or fix your bootloader if an installer overwrites it.

by Neil Bothwick

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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 23 June 2010
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Super Grub Disk will help you restore or fix your bootloader if an installer overwrites it.

 Distro hopping is a pastime enjoyed by many Linux users. The variety of Linux distros out there makes it fun to experiment with different ones. This often involves dual booting, keeping your tried and trusted distro, and maybe windows too, and installing a new one alongside it. This works well until the dreaded day when you reboot after an installation to find that it has removed all traces of your other operating systems from the bootloader menu. This leaves you two choices - boot from a live CD and run various GRUB commands in a terminal to restore things, or boot from Super Grub Disk and pick the option you want from a menu.

Super Grub Disk does one thing only, but does it well, it helps you repair and modify your bootloader setup. the 1.4 MB image can be written to a CD, USB stick or even a floppy disk if you have such ancient technology. From here it presents a very basic looking, but effective, set of text menus from which you can restore your previous bootloader glory. I hope you'll never need this, but if bootloader disaster does strike, it's good to know help is at hand.

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 Worth keeping a copy around, just in case disaster strikes.

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A built-in backup tool allows you to create backups which may be encrypted, compressed, and span several CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

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The focus throughout is on ease of use, though, and so Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 remains very straightforward, whatever you're doing. Most disc projects are created via the same simple interface, and for the most part all you have to do is drag and drop the necessary files. But experts will find more advanced options are only a click away, and if you need to then you can set ISO and UDF version, enable Joliet, make a disc bootable and more.

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